Skip to Content

5 Books That I Read in August 2022

According to Goodreads, I read 15 books this month and I listened to two on Audible. The two books that I listened to were books I’ve read before ( Book 2 and 3 in the Throne of Glass Series. ). I did not finish two book that were on Kindle Unlimited. I’ll spare you the details, but will say they were crap so don’t bother. All things recommended on Booktok and boostagram are NOT good.

Anyway, I chose 5 books that I read in August that I think are worth mentioning and added my mini reviews beside each one of them. Keep scrolling to see if any book got 5 stars!

5 books I read in august

This blog post contains affiliate links. Everyday Eyecandy is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

5 Books I Read This Month

Love and Other Words By Christina Lauren

I’ve read a few Christina Lauren books and although they were good, I was never really impressed like everyone else seemed to be.

But this one.

This one pulled me in from the beginning and kept me in a choke-hold all day.

My one complaint is the REASON our two characters weren’t together in the first place. Not to spoil it but really??????

But other than that, I loved this book. Definitely recommend.

Rating: 4 Stars

Babel By R.F. Kuang

Ok, so confession: I wasn’t going to read this book, but I kept hearing the buzz surrounding it and decided to give it a try.

So this is dark academia. Normally not my wheelhouse. I expected the book to be dense. And I was right.

It does drag a few places midway for those of us who are not scholars of linguistics, but it lays the groundwork for the rest of the book.

All this to say that this feels more like academic fiction rather than fantasy. It was well written, well researched and I actually cared about what happened.

But it wasn’t my cup of tea.

Rating: 3 Stars. Because it was well written.

Gouda Friends By Cathy Yardley

this was so cute!

This was the sweetest friends to lovers romance! I love the Ponto Beach series and can’t wait for the next one!

This is currently on Kindle Unlimited if you want to check it out.

Rating 4 Stars!

Funny You Should Ask By Elissa Sussman

This… was so unexpectedly good that I read it in one sitting!

The characters are fascinating to me and I loved the back and forth between time lines of what happened then and now and learning their different perspectives was a great story.

I loved it!!!

Rating: 4 Stars

Scandalized By Ivy Owens

Let me start by saying I LOVED THIS BOOK.

From the first paged I was HOOKED. I had to slow myself down to try to draw out the enjoyment.

What I really loved about this was that the plot moved quickly but it didn’t feel rushed. And that even though the romance was the central part of the story, there was enough side drama to keep us interested and entertained.

Long story short, if you are looking for the “perfect” rom-com, READ THIS.

I rarely give five stars so believe me when I say this book is awesome!

And the spice…let’s just say the pages are steaming. LOL.

Rating : 5 Stars!

What was the best book you read in August? Let me know in the comments!